Games That Believe Patience is a Virtue
Video games are normally whiz-bang affairs, dropping you in the action and having a dozen things happening at once. Any respite has to come from the player, or rather, the player's utilization of a handy pause function. Sometimes, though, video games will choose to chill out on their own, and ask the player to be totally inert along with them for a spell. Whether they do this because they're trying to do something interesting with the narrative flow, or make a statement about the forced interactivity of any given video game sequence, or even just having a bit of fun at the expense of an impatient gamer all depends on the temperament of the developers behind the game in question. Sometimes they're just wacky that way.
This list, based on an idea from everyone's favorite satellite supremo Video_Game_King, covers scenes and sequences from video games in which the player is expected to perform an uninteresting and overly long task where nothing of note appears to happen for its duration. They're throwing our ADD-addled restlessness back in our faces, essentially.
As if to ironically punish me for my candor, the Gods of the internet chose to completely devour this list before it could be published the first time. There's more than one reason we need a new website, to put it mildly. Therefore this list might seem a bit devoid of edifying text for the time being. If I ever get in the mood to re-type an entire 30 minutes' worth of material from memory, I'll get right on it.